City Council

A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

De Blasio Declines Uber’s Online Debate Invite

The de Blasio administration is trying to slow down Uber’s rapid expansion.

07/20/2015

Reality TV in NYC Hospitals

NYC Council Members Call On Hospitals To Keep Reality TV Out Of ERs

The move comes after a patient, Mark Chanko, died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on reality TV show “New York Med.”

07/09/2015

A helicopter takes off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: City Council Drafting Bill That Could Ground Helicopter Tours

The New York City Council is reportedly drafting a bill that could permanently ground helicopter tours in the five boroughs.

07/08/2015

A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

City Council Considers Bill Limiting Uber, Other For-Hire Vehicles

Uber and similar car services may hit a roadblock at City Hall.

06/30/2015

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NYC’s $78.5 Billion Budget Heads To City Council For Vote

The entire Fiscal Year 2016 budget will go to a vote before the full council later this week.

06/23/2015

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Bill To Ban Private Employers From Asking Applicants About Crime

The New York City Council on Wednesday passed legislation to ban private sector employers from asking job applicants if they have been convicted of a crime.

06/10/2015

FILE -- A man buys his lunch at a street food vendor cart in New York. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Apply Restaurant Letter Grading System To Street Food Vendors

City lawmakers want to make sure street food vendors meet the same standards as restaurants.

04/26/2015

A view of Central Park from the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue  on Oct. 15, 2104. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Councilman: New High-Rises Are Leaving Central Park In Shadows

A city councilman is taking action in the wake of some new construction that is making Central Park dark even in daylight.

04/01/2015

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte. (Credit: City of New York)

Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For Reforms

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.

03/24/2015

One World Trade Center (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.

03/18/2015

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Council Member Wants To Train Citizens To Spot, Turn-In Illegal Idlers

Exhaust coming from cars idling all around the city has one council member hoping to put an end to it, with the help of everyday citizens.

03/09/2015

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Holds Hearing On Police-Community Relations

The New York City Council is holding hearings on how to improve relations between NYPD officers and residents of the city’s minority neighborhoods.

03/03/2015

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Quality Of Health Care Focus Of NYC Jail Oversight Hearing

New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.

03/03/2015

Advocates for strengthening rent laws in NYC rally outside City Hall before Council hearing (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Extending, Strengthening Rent Regulations

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and other advocates argue with 60,000 people in city shelters right now, that number will spike if rent protections are not strengthened.

03/02/2015

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